Our Community

The borough of Closter, New Jersey, is set amidst a tranquil, wooded backdrop. Our idyllic small town was originally settled by Dutch immigrants in the early 1700s and remained rather isolated until the mid-1800s when the railroad chugged through and changed everything. Eventually, Closter became known as a garden paradise where the people of lower Manhattan went to escape city life. Over time, those weekend visitors stayed, and Closter evolved into a commuter town where many of its residents still travel to New York City for work. We are proud of our exceptionally livable community and legacy of providing a strong educational system.

Experience What Closter Has to Offer

Closter is the perfect place to live and raise a family. Our residents enjoy proximity and access to NYC while living in a scenic and serene community. Living in Closter makes it easy to be part of all the action or to get away from it all.

Closter Nature Center. This non-profit organization is dedicated to the preservation of 136 acres of woods, streams, wetlands, and trails in downtown, Closter, New Jersey. Bring the entire family to experience and enjoy our natural world, and check out camps and lectures providing hands-on educational experiences for folks of all ages.

Belskie Museum of Art & Science. Founded by the Closter Lions Club, the museum is dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of the works of Abram Belskie, a sculptor, medical illustrator, and Closter resident. Admission is free.

Closter Public Library. The library serves as our community cultural, recreational, and educational center. Get lost in a new reading adventure, or join us for special programs, classes, and events.

Revolutionary War Sites. The past forms the future, and we live in a region rife with historical significance. Learn about the places and people who forged the way for us to live in freedom.